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13 June

Applying the national minimum wage financial penalty on a per worker basis

Government publishes impact assessment on its plan to bring in legislation to be able to issue a penalty of up to £20,000 ‘per worker’, rather than per 'notice of underpayment' that can apply to a group of workers.

13 June, 2014

12 June

59 per cent fall in employment tribunal single claim receipts in first quarter of 2014

New tribunals statistics also show that multiple claims fell from 1,500 in January to March 2013 to around 400 in January to March 2014.

12 June, 2014

Scottish Government launches ‘Carer’s Kitemark’

New scheme to recognise employers who give extra help and support to carers in their workforce as Carer Positive Employers.

12 June, 2014

11 June

£250 fee likely to influence decision to make an employment tribunal claim in 49 per cent of cases

Findings from the Survey of Employment Tribunal Applications 2013 also show that one in four claimants had no advice or representation.

11 June, 2014

10 June

Clamaints in employment cases turning to county courts to avoid higher fees for employment tribunals

Law Society Gazette reports David Latham, former president of Employment Tribunals, as saying that it is 'unclear' whether figures showing 80 per cent fall in employment tribunal claims gives an accurate picture of total number of claims.

10 June, 2014

9 June

Employment case law round up

Latest EAT decisions added to the Tribunals Service website.

09 June, 2014

6 June

Minimum wage rise proposed for agricultural workers in Scotland

Scottish Agricultural Wages Board seeks views on proposed increase by 27 June 2014.

06 June, 2014

5 June

Flexible Working Regulations 2014

New statutory instrument deals with eligibility, applications and compensation in relation to statutory applications for contract variation to allow flexible working under the Employment Rights Act 1996.

05 June, 2014

4 June

New Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill introduced in Queen’s speech

Bill will 'strengthen UK employment law by tackling national minimum wage abuses and cracking down on abuse in zero hours contracts', says government.

04 June, 2014

2 June

Employment case law round up

Latest EAT decisions added to the Tribunals Service website.

02 June, 2014

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